Nearly any shelter animal can benefit from foster care. Here are the most common reasons animals need a foster home:
- Orphaned kittens and puppies that are too young to be adopted, some may need to be bottle-fed.
- Under-aged, self-feeding kittens and puppies (4-8 weeks old)
- Mother cat or dog with nursing kittens or puppies
- Animals recovering from injury or illness (may need medication)
- A dog or cat that needs socialization and tender loving care.
- The pet might need additional medical treatment (like heartworm treatment)
- Healthy adult animals waiting for space within our shelter
We take great care to match the animal to you and your situation. Some animals may need fostering for only a few days while others may need to be in your home for much longer. Again, we work with you to ensure that you are comfortable with the animal, its needs and the expected timeline for fostering.
With additional foster parents, many more shelter animals can be adopted, and ultimately find their forever homes. We thank you for your interest fostering a BARC animal. We hope you will join us in our efforts.
- Foster Manual (.pdf)